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59a1352.3 – 1239.2   Pterolonche inspersa Staudinger, 1859
             Brown-winged Knapweed Root Moth
Distribution Data for Pterolonche inspersa
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Distribution: Introduced from Europe.
Canada: BC; USA: ID.
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Synonymy: Pterolonche inspersa Staudinger, 1859
Taxonomic Notes: Pterolonche inspersa Staudinger, 1859, a native moth of Europe, was released in 1988 as a biocontrol of knapweed.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
Pterolonche inspersa
DNA - LG – J.-F. Landry (CNC)
Pterolonche inspersa
DNA - LG – J.-F. Landry (CNC)

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